Managing Attorney for Anti-Trafficking Legal Services

Job Type

Part Time

Published

09/06/2018

Address

12225 Greenville Ave.
Suite 800
Dallas
TX
75243
United States

Description


Mosaic Family Services

Multicultural Legal Services Program Anti-Trafficking Project

                              

Position: Managing Attorney for Anti-Trafficking Legal Services

Type of employee: Exempt

Supervisor:  Anna Rupani, Multicultural Legal Services Program Director


Position's responsibilities:                                                                     

  • Provide coordination of delivery of legal services to survivors of human trafficking.
  • Ensure progress toward goals of trafficking grants and compliance with Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime requirements and other grant conditions.
  • Track data and report progress on grants.
  • Provide supervision to fellows, legal assistants, and interns.
  • Provide direct legal services to all categories of human trafficking survivors to address the range of civil legal issues that arise from the victimization.
  • Provide specialized representation in immigration issues relevant to survivors of trafficking and other crimes, including filing of T visa, U visa and other petitions and representation in immigration proceedings.
  • Conduct outreach and education activities, provide referrals, and leverage pro bono resources with a focus on immigrant communities commonly affected by human trafficking.
  • Compile and submit programmatic reports required under OVC and other grants.
  • Collaborate effectively with Mosaic trafficking outreach and case management services anti-trafficking coalitions/network and other agencies in North Texas and with individuals and professionals from other professions, including social services and law enforcement, while maintaining legal ethical duties
  • Work in conjunction with Mosaic grant writer to prepare and submit new grant proposals and or renewal (continuation) applications.
  • Ensure trauma-informed services to clients and communication with colleagues.
  • Work effectively with people from varying cultural backgrounds.



Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice law in state of Texas
  • Minimum of three years practice in a relevant area of law (immigration, criminal, or family law) is required.
  • A demonstrated commitment to public interest work and desire to assist indigent clients and victims of crime
  • Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • An ability to provide victim-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally competent legal assistance to crime victims/survivors
  • An ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts and with multiple organizations to facilitate comprehensive services to crime victims/survivors
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred
  • Has completed training in connection with domestic violence and human trafficking
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues involving immigrants and refugees.
  • Demonstrate strong work ethics and dependability.
  • Demonstrate competency in cross cultural communication.


Mosaic Family Services is a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses that serves multicultural communities with comprehensive services including shelter, victim advocacy and case management, counseling and legal services.


Mosaic Family Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.


Application Deadline: Open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


Application Instructions: Email a cover letter and resume to Anna Rupani at annar@mosaicservices.org.



Benefits

  • The qualified candidate will be provided an annual salary commensurate with experience in accordance with general agency attorney salary scale.
  •  Health and life insurance provided; Employer-matched IRA and low-cost vision and dental plans available; Position related travel reimbursement and bar dues provided; Paid leave in accordance with agency policy.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in Spanish preferred, but not required

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

annar@mosaicservices.org

Email a cover letter and resume to Anna Rupani at annar@mosaicservices.org.


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